I like to say I use photography as a form of healing.
My work is a process of self-understanding that develops through intimate conversations with people; conversations that employ images, text and videos. Through photography I am able to re-examine everything: who I am, what I think, what I feel, my education, society, religion.
I usually work with people I encounter on the street, or online. Rather than using my camera as a barrier or separation between myself and the subject, I share control of the medium - where, how and when I use my camera - giving freedom of expression to the encounter. They present themselves as they are, as they wish, without any imposition.
By making myself physically and emotionally vulnerable, by keeping open connection with the other, I enable people express themselves freely, and to trust me with their vulnerabilities.
The final documentation is true, raw, real, sincere, transparent in the present moment, sometimes appalling. Do we like what we see?
The camera is a mirror, the observer becomes the observed, the mirror the person reflected. My art practice is an investigation into the power of trust in human relationships.
Can our minds free themselves from habits they have cultivated: from unhelpful opinions, judgments, fears, attitudes and values? What is real?